Indie-rock pioneers Sebadoh have released their first new studio album in more than six years. Act Surprised is out via Dangerbird Records. NPR Music stated, “With Act Surprised, Sebadoh kicks off its fourth decade with rare cohesiveness of vision, in a string of spiky, aggressive three-minute rock songs that don't let their jagged edges obscure the throbbing heart at their center.”
Act Surprised continues the soulful collaboration that's defined the band since 1991's Sebadoh III and 1994's Bakesale. The new batch of songs reaffirms how vital the creative partnership is between members Lou Barlow, Jason Loewenstein, and Bob D'Amico.
When Barlow recently moved back to his home state of Massachusetts following a series of personal changes, he pressed the restart button and, in time, felt the incentive to reach out to Jason and Bob again to reunite and start work on a new album. The trio convened and began recording in their original stomping grounds in western Massachusetts where they first formed back in 1988. Along with producer/sound engineer Justin Pizzoferrato, Sebadoh have delivered one of the best records of their career.
09/28: Brighton, UK - Patterns
09/29: London, UK - Scala
10/01: Bristol, UK - Fleece
10/02: Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy 2
10/03: Leeds, UK - Brudenell
10/04: Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
10/05: Manchester, UK - O2 Academy 2